Associate in Science Degree

General Studies is intended for students who wish to design a personalized degree program for exploration or to meet educational and career goals. It’s also for students who may have credits from several colleges who wish to “collect” their credits into an Associate Degree credential. This program is not designed primarily for transfer purposes. It does not provide adequate guidance for meeting the admissions and transfer requirements of baccalaureate institutions without careful assistance from advisors at both Middlesex and the college or university where a student plans to attend.

MxCC is committed to a sound liberal arts education and the development of a solid foundation of professional skills, which are incorporated through specific requirements in the program. The program also offers a great deal of flexibility as a basis for further study or career paths. However, transferring students who wish to pursue liberal arts degrees are encouraged to consider the Liberal Arts and Sciences program, which is specifically designed for this purpose. Other transferring students should ask their advisor to recommend the best program to meet their specific needs. Learn More About This Program >

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all General Studies degree program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a clear connection among elective choices and their personal, occupational or academic ambitions.
  2. Work with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples; think critically; and gain an appreciation for life-long learning.
  3. Become adept in written and spoken communication skills.

Graduation Checklist

General Studies Graduation Checklist

A Graduation Checklist is a printable list of course requirements you will use when you meet with your academic advisor each semester.  The checklist helps you keep track of your progress from when you first enter MxCC to when you are ready to graduate.

Degree Requirements

General Studies – Associate Degree
Career-Oriented Program
(2017-18 Catalog)

hover over course number to reveal course description and prerequisite information
First Semester (Fall) - 15 creditscreditsPrerequisite?
ENG*101, Composition (or ENG*101E or ENG*101-ALP)Gen Ed:
Written Communication
3Yes
General Education Requirement:
Aesthetic Dimensions Elective
Gen Ed:
Aesthetic Dimensions
3See course description
General Education Requirement:
Historical Knowledge Elective
Gen Ed:
Historical Knowlege
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
Program Requirement3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Second Semester (Spring) - 15 creditscreditsprerequisite?
ENG*102, Literature & CompositionGen Ed:
Written Communication II
3Yes
Program Requirement:
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy Elective
Gen Ed:
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy
3See course description
General Education Requirement (1 of 2):
One course selected from any of these competencies: Aesthetic Dimensions, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication, Social Phenomena, or Written Communication
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Third Semester (Fall) - 15 or 16 creditscreditsprerequisite?
General Education Requirement:
Quantitative Reasoning Elective - Career Oriented Programs (any Math course numbered 100 and above)
Gen Ed:
Quantitative Reasoning
3 or 4See course description
General Education Requirement:
Social Phenomena Elective
Gen Ed:
Social Phenomena
3See course description
Program Requirement:
Oral Communication Elective
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Fourth Semester (Spring) - 15 or 16 creditscreditsprerequisite?
General Education Requirement (2 of 2):
One course selected from any of these competencies: Aesthetic Dimensions, Historical Knowledge, Oral Communication, Social Phenomena, or Written Communication
3See course description
General Education Requirement:
Science Elective - Choose one course, with or without lab, from one of the following competencies:
Scientific Knowledge & Understanding
OR
Scientific Reasoning
3 or 4See course description
Program Requirement:
Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking Elective
Gen Ed:
Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking Elective
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
Open Elective
Any course numbered 100 or above
3See course description
A minimum of two courses, totalling 6 credits or more, must be numbered 200 or higher to copmlete graduation requirements for this degree program.
Total Program:60

This page was last updated 7/13/17